The Hate Continues
Sunday night, radical left-wing demonstrators gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They were protesting McConnell's opposition to undermining Second Amendment rights in the aftermath of the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
This was no polite protest. McConnell is recovering from a broken shoulder sustained during a recent fall. No mercy was evident here though. These intolerant thugs put their hatred on full display.
One of the protesters shouted, "F--- your thoughts and prayers, Mitch. F--- you, f--- your wife, f--- everything you stand for!" Another yelled, "Just stab the motherf---er in the heart, please!"
According to Fox News, the hashtag "#MassacreMoscowMitch" was trending last night.
Will the New York Times, the Washington Post or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer condemn this disgusting behavior and the left's hate toward Sen. McConnell and his wife? Don't hold your breath.
Responding to the calls for more regulation, McConnell said in a statement:
"[T]he president called on Congress to work in a bipartisan, bicameral way to address the recent mass murders which have shaken our nation. Senate Republicans are prepared to do our part."
In related news, three times in the past two days, Rep. Rashida Tlaib has tweeted her contempt for people offering their thoughts and prayers for victims of the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
Of course, she's not the only one demonstrating such contempt for men and women of faith. But what is the left accomplishing by spewing its anti-religious bigotry in the wake of such tragedies? Why is prayer now so controversial and offensive to the left?
The Left's Narrative
As you know, there were two horrible shootings in 24 hours. The El Paso shooter was driven mostly by his anger that massive illegal immigration would ruin his life.
The left and its media allies have attempted to blame the El Paso shootings on President Trump and by extension anyone who supports common sense border security.
But the killer also embraced left-wing views on the environment, population control and corporate America, all of which the media are ignoring.
The Dayton shooter was a full-blown left-wing fanatic. He was an avowed socialist. He supported Antifa. He was also the lead singer in a dark, demented heavy metal band. (CNN is finally beginning to report these facts.)
In any normal country, the media narrative would be this: "America just saw the danger of growing right-wing and left-wing extremism."
That would be the fairest, most reasonable way to describe what happened over the weekend. But that is not how it has been described, and I don't think I need to explain why.
Here's something else to keep in mind. There is a lot of rhetoric right now about "white supremacist terrorism." The front page of today's Washington Post declares, "Amid Threat From Far Right, A Call To Shift Security Focus." The point of the story is that we should stop worrying about radical Islamic terrorism and go after the KKK.
That is ridiculous. We can deal with radicalized domestic terrorists on the left and the right. We must also continue to be vigilant against radical Islamists, who on one day in 2001 killed more Americans than terrorist attacks of all kinds since then.
Heroes Amid The Horror
There were many heroes amid the horror of the El Paso and Dayton shootings. We may never know all the good deeds that were done, all the selfless sacrifices that were made. But we do know a few and they deserve our attention, our honor, our prayers and our thanks.
- Jordan Anchondo, 25, and her husband, Andre, 24, were shot to death, protecting their two month-old son from the gunfire.
- David Alvah Johnson, 63, died while shielding his wife and nine year-old granddaughter.
- Chris Grant, who was shot twice after throwing water bottles at the El Paso shooter trying to district him.
- Customs and Border Protection Officer Donna Sifford, who got Grant to an ambulance. "I'll forever be indebted to her because I honestly think she saved my life," Grant said.
- Gilbert Serna, a dedicated Walmart employee who led more than 100 people to safety, hiding them in a shipping container, and then going to look for more people to rescue.
- Private Glendon Oakley, Jr., was shopping in the El Paso mall when he heard gunfire. As he ran out of a Footlocker store, he saw several children separated from their parents. "I didn't even think. I just grabbed as many kids as I could and ran," Oakley said.
- The police officers and first responders of El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Like Oakley, they didn't think about themselves as they ran toward the gunfire. In Dayton, officers took the shooter down quickly, saving many more lives.